Science Wire

Over 3,000 students set to graduate from John Jay College of Criminal Justice on Wednesday, May 28, 2014

May 22, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

3,011 students will become the newest John Jay alumni on May 28 when they receive their degrees in dual Commencement ceremonies. The College’s 49th annual Commencement will be held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center North, at 10:30 AM and 3:30 PM.

President Félix V. Matos Rodríguez Selected to Serve on Mayor de Blasio’s Jobs for New Yorkers Task Force

May 20, 2014 | Hostos Community College

Eugenio María de Hostos Community College is proud to announce that President Félix V. Matos Rodríguez has been selected to be part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s “Jobs for New Yorkers” task force. Over 25 leaders in both the supply and demand side of workforce development, along with top officials from the administration, compose the task force.

11 Teams Win $115K in City College Entrepreneurship Contests

May 20, 2014 | City College

$50,000 Kaylie Prize to GesTone for muscle tone assessment technology

GesTone, a technology using biosensors and smart detecting software to quantify and assess muscle tone, won the $50,000 Kaylie Prize for Hardware. It was the largest award of $115,000 in prize money distributed to 11 teams competing in three City College of New York entrepreneurship competitions this month that were run by the Zahn Innovation Center.

City Tech and Canon Partner to Raise Awareness on the Problem of Counterfeit Products

May 20, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

On May 1st, City Tech and Canon USA held an anti-counterfeiting event at the College that focused on the manufacturing, sales and proliferation of counterfeit products and how counterfeiting continues to impact both businesses and society. Engineering students made presentations and Canon set-up a display of counterfeit products, which showed how difficult it is to […]

Brain Training Seen as Dud for Attention-Deficit Children

May 18, 2014 | The University

Robin Hansen was hoping to help her son pass a community-college baking course when she heard about Cogmed software.

Faculty Spotlight – Dr. Doris Withers

May 16, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Dr. Withers is currently working on a partnership grant with the National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH and the Smithsonian to develop genomics lessons and to pilot them in six Brooklyn High Schools.

Baruch College Professor David Gruber Recognized as an Emerging Explorer by National Geographic Society

May 16, 2014 | Baruch College

aruch College Professor of Biology David Gruber has been selected to the National Geographic Society’s 2014 class of Emerging Explorers.

Five Students Win Prizes in City Tech’s Center for Theoretical Physics Competition

May 15, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

On April 25, one of the first sunny days of spring, 16 City Tech students gathered in the Physics Department to compete in an all-day physics competition sponsored by the Center for Theoretical Physics and organized by professors Roman Kezerashvili, chair of the physics department; Ilya Grigorenko; German Kolmakov; Darya Krym; and Justin Vazquez-Poritz. Early […]

Three City College Seniors Named 2014 Salk Scholars

May 14, 2014 | City College

Shah Nawaz Chaudhary, Ariel Karten and Rebecca Moore, members of The City College of New York’s Class of 2014, have been selected to receive the 2014 Jonas E. Salk Scholarship awarded by The City University of New York (CUNY).

Latif Jiji Receives CCNY President’s Award for Excellence

May 14, 2014 | City College

Dr. Latif M. Jiji, Herbert Kayser Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the Grove School of Engineering, received The City College of New York’s President’s Award for Excellence Tuesday, May 13, for his half century of work at CCNY. Professor Jiji was among the honorees at CCNY’s 2014 faculty recognition ceremony in The Great Hall, Shepard Hall on the college campus.

7 Grove School Students Win NIST Summer Fellowships

May 9, 2014 | City College

Seven students from The City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering have won 2014 NIST-SURF fellowships for summer research with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Md. NIST, a non-regulatory agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, describes itself as one of the world’s leading research institutions.

2014 Honorary Degree Recipients

May 8, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

John Jay College of Criminal Justice will grant two honorary degrees at graduation ceremonies on May 28, 2014, at the Jacob Javits Center North. This year’s honorary degree recipients are renowned for their contributions to academia, advocacy and the betterment of humankind.

Alumnus Chris Cosgriff Receives Salk Scholarship

May 7, 2014 | Baruch College

Baruch College Alumnus Chris Cosgriff has won the Jonas E. Salk Scholarship, which provides $8,000 towards medical school. He is among eight winners from the City of New York (CUNY) senior colleges.

Spotlight: Nursing Department

May 7, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

The Medgar Evers College (MEC) Nursing Department is housed in the School of Science, Health and Technology. The MEC Nursing Department offers three programs: the Certificate in Practical Nursing (CPN), the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Nursing, and the Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. The programs offered by the MEC Nursing Department are […]

Early Obesity Linked To Disease Later In Life, But Not For The Reason You Think

May 7, 2014 | The University

We’ve long known that a high BMI in early adulthood increases a person’s lifetime risk of obesity-related diseases like hypertension, stroke and heart disease. But a new study that followed the obesity status of 25-year-olds for more than 10 years sheds new light on the connection between the two.

Baruch College Announces Its 2014 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

May 7, 2014 | Baruch College

  NEW YORK, NY- May 7, 2014 – Baruch College is proud to announce that students Esther J. Lykes and Jonathan Flügel are this year’s valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively. They will join their fellow graduates during the Forty-Ninth Commencement Exercises on Tuesday, May 27, at the Theater at Madison Square Garden. There will be two […]

President Jeremy Travis Discusses National Research Council Report on PBS’s Newshour; Study Garners Widespread Media Coverage

May 7, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

PBS’s Newshour interviewed President Jeremy Travis about the report “The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences,” released April 30 by the National Research Council’s Committee on Law and Justice.

Isolating the Circuits that Control Voluntary Movement

May 6, 2014 | City College

Sophie Davis Professor John Martin and colleagues use genetically altered mice to demonstrate role of corticospinal tract

Extraordinarily complex networks of circuits that transmit signals from the brain to the spinal cord control voluntary movements. Researchers have been challenged to identify the controlling circuits, but they lacked the tools needed to dissect, at the neural level, the way the brain produces voluntary movements.

City Tech to Salute ‘Partners’ at 2014 Best of New York Award Dinner on May 14

May 5, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

New York City College of Technology (City Tech) will salute corporate and other “partners” at the 2014 Best of New York Award Dinner on Wednesday, May 14, in the Trianon Ballroom at the New York Hilton Midtown, Avenue of the Americans at 53rd Street in Manhattan. The evening will begin with a Guest of Honor […]

Medgar Student Wins $100,000 Math Fellowship

May 1, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Commencement 2014 may be weeks away for Medgar Evers College (MEC), but one recent graduate is celebrating a major accomplishment, today. Mathematics major Andre Braddy has been awarded a $100,000 fellowship from Math for America (MfA) for agreeing to serve as a New York City public school teacher while furthering his own studies.